After Earth Vs Now You See Me – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

Will a movie about magic see some money this weekend? Can the first M. Night Shyamalan film since The Sixth Sense to not use his name as a selling point make any impact? Here’s our prediction:

After_Earth_PosterJaden and Will Smith top-line the science fiction film After Earth, a big budget blockbuster like so many others from throughout the years that’s purpose simply seems to be to take away theatre counts from other films. The casting screams of nepotism, and where once director Shymalan was a drawing factor, his name is nowhere to be seen in marketing for After Earth. In one of M Night’s patented twist endings, I’m predicting that this film will have a seriously underwhelming debut. Look for a second place showing with $32 million.

Find out how the rest of the weekend will turn out after the jump!
Now_You_See_Me_PosterNow You See Me is a magic based, Robin Hood-esque flick staring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher and Michael Caine, and directed by Louis Leterrier. The trailers have been superb and, while none of the stars tend to open movies, they’re all solid enough hands that they should help the film an audience. Look for a third place debut with $28 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Fast & Furious 6 should hold onto the top spot with $42 million. Star Trek Into Darkness will grab fourth place with $20 million, while Epic will close things out in fifth with $19.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Fast & Furious 6 – $42 million
2) After Earth – $32 million
3) Now You See Me – $28 million
4) Star Trek Into Darkness – $20 million
5) Epic – $19.5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

4 Replies to “After Earth Vs Now You See Me – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions”

    1. Is it a hate on for Shyamalan or is it a perceived hubris donned by the Smith family that so many don’t want After Earth to do well? Besides the fact that it’s getting poor reviews, I have no interest in this click at all.

      1. Well my hate is 3 fold.

        1. I hate M. Nights recent films and after Last Airbender I swore never to see another film of his again.

        2. I hate nepotism in films and the smiths just piss me off, Will’s talent lies in his personality which Jaden hasn’t got.

        3. The story is somewhat based off a story of Scientology which isn’t a good sign because the last film that did that is considered the worst film ever made Battlefield Earth

  1. I think it’s a given, but trailer views for it have been through the roof so it may be a huge surprise. I doubt, but you never know.

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